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Metabolic surgery can reverse Type 2 diabetes

Because of the noticeable medical benefits bariatric surgery offers to patients with Type 2 diabetes, surgeons are starting to refer to the procedure as metabolic surgery (surgery to help resolve metabolic disorders) rather than bariatric surgery (surgery to help resolve obesity).


Mediclinic adheres to world-class antibiotic prescription practices  

Andriette van Jaarsveld, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Mediclinic Southern Africa, explains the dangers associated with inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions – and what Mediclinic is doing to decrease the development of microbial resistance.


Mediclinic Vergelegen undergoes a radical transformation

A large-scale refurbishment at the Somerset West hospital translates into a better experience for patients and staff.


Introducing Patient Safety Managers

Ensuring our patients’ safety is of such importance to Mediclinic Southern Africa, we’ve introduced Patient Safety Managers at our hospitals.


Guidelines to improve care for adults with ADHD

In a first for South Africa, new guidelines written by Cape Town-based psychiatrist Dr Renata Schoeman, with help from Mediclinic Sandton psychiatrist Dr Rykie Liebenberg, outline better care for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Another first for da Vinci and Mediclinic Durbanville

Durbanville – On Friday 16 June 2017 Mediclinic Durbanville became the first hospital in South Africa to perform a pelvic floor prolapse repair with the use of the da Vinci

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Ensuring patient safety with QI

Mediclinic Southern Africa is on a long-term journey to build quality improvement knowledge and capability in managerial and front-line clinical staff to ensure patient safety.

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Nursing expertise you can trust

As the world observes International Nurses Day on 12 May, Mediclinic is accelerating their Nursing Odyssey Programme to respond to the significant challenges faced by the nursing profession in Southern Africa.

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Fighting antibiotic resistance – in your hands

The World Health Organization has intensified its drive to address the threat of global antimicrobial resistance. And hand hygiene is central to tackling this.


Leading the way to build a culture of trust

Mediclinic has become the first healthcare provider in South Africa to publish patient satisfaction results based on its Patient Experience Index (PEI) – a survey that was introduced in association with internationally recognised leaders in this field, Press Ganey.